Ex-Glory defender joins Roar influx

Ex-Perth Glory defender Scott Neville has become the latest player to join Robbie Fowler's rebuild at A-League club Brisbane Roar.

SCOTT NEVILLE of the Glory celebrates after scoring a goal in extra time during the A-League Semi Final match between the Perth Glory and Adelaide United at HBF Park in Perth, Australia.
SCOTT NEVILLE of the Glory celebrates after scoring a goal in extra time during the A-League Semi Final match between the Perth Glory and Adelaide United at HBF Park in Perth, Australia. Picture: Will Russell/Getty Images

Brisbane Roar have landed their 10th signing of the week with ex-Perth Glory defender Scott Neville joining the rebuilding A-League club.

Neville, 30, will join his new teammates on Monday when the Roar begin pre-season training under the gaze of their new coach, Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler.

Former Australian under-23 international Neville joins the Roar after winning last year's A-League premiership in his second stint with the Glory

During his previous spell at the Glory, Neville was a teammate of Fowler when the ex-England international spent a year with the Western Australia club.

"It's exciting to work under him," Neville said.

"He was the ultimate professional as a player and I'm sure he will be as head coach as well."

Neville is one of several new faces at the Roar after 16 players were released or retired after a disastrous 2018-19 season, and his arrival follows that of Irish striker Roy O'Donovan and young Australian midfielder Aiden O'Neill.

Neville has made 198 A-League appearances across 11 seasons spending time at Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers as well as Perth.


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